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Today's News

  • Gardeners with good hearts sought

    Volunteers are invited to assist with the Roane State Community Garden, located near the college’s main campus.

    An informational meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in the Student Lounge on the Roane County campus.

    The garden is open to everyone in the community, along with all Roane State students and employees. Expert farmers and beginners are welcome.

    Half of the bounty from the garden is donated to local charities to help feed the needy.

  • Powers' case in officer-involved shooting bound over

    UPDATE: The case against Christopher Lee Powers in a Feb. 9 officer-involved shooting was bound over to the grand jury Monday afternoon.

    Powers is facing a multitude of charges in relation to an incident that started with a high-speed chase and ended with Sheriff's Deputy John Mayes shooting at Powers with his service weapon at the Airport Road exit of Interstate 40.

    During Monday's hearing, Mayes testified that Powers had a .26 blood-alcohol that night.

    The legal limit in Tennessee is .08.

  • Coalfield baseball defeats Midway

    The Midway Green Waves fell to 4-3 on the year after a 4-3 loss to visiting Coalfield last Friday on a very cold and blustery day.

    Coalfield improved to 5-3 with the win. The Yellow Jackets lost to Tellico just the day before, a team that Midway beat at Tellico 20-1 two weeks ago.

    “You just never know how a game will go,” said Coalfield head coach Andy Lowe.

  • Rockwood boys, girls tennis pick up wins

    Both the Rockwood boys and girls tennis teams were victorious on Wednesday, defeating Union County High School.

    The Tigers finished the day 8-1, including finishing 6-0 in singles play.

    Drake Long and Zack Walker stalemated at 8-8, before Long would take a 7-5 victory, notching the first victory of the day for Rockwood.

    In similar fashion, Rockwood’s Tanner Green was tied with Nathan Capps at 8-8 and went on to claim a 7-4 win.

  • Lady Cats drop first softball game of the year

    Through the first six games of the season, nobody could touch Oliver Springs as the Lady Cats rattled off six-straight wins, outscoring their opponents by a combined 89-1 margin.

    Wednesday, however, brought an end to that streak as Oliver Springs went 1-1 in the Oak Ridge Invitational by dropping its first game to Carter 2-1 and winning the second over Oak Ridge 5-0.

  • Rockwood, Kingston split in tennis match

    The boys and girls tennis teams of Rockwood and Kingston met on Tuesday, with the boys dropping eight sets while the girls won all nine of theirs.

    Drake Long, Tanner Green and Jared Lemons opened up the first three sets with loses to Kingston’s Chris Merryman, Nash Scalf and Trey Key.

    The only win of the day for the Jackets would come in the fourth match when Josh Spurling defeated Kingston’s Zack Pope 8-2.

  • Midway baseball: Week in review

    The Midway Green Waves opened the season with a 4-0 mark, but then ran into one of the better teams in District 3-A and quite possibly the state.

    The Green Waves routed Tellico 20-0 to sweep the season series from the Bears but the next week they faced Meigs County and lost both games to the Tigers 12-2. Midway fell to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in District 3-A.

  • Midway softball downs Harriman

    The Midway Lady Green Waves improved to 4-0 in the young season while dropping Harriman to 1-3 after a 10-0 win.

    To get the season underway after the opening weeks games were rained out, Midway had to schedule in a double-header at Lenoir City last week. Midway rolled to a 13-0 win and followed with a 10-0 win. Back on schedule last Monday, the Lady Waves got a tough extra inning win over Stone Memorial and then the win against Harriman Tuesday.

  • Ex-cop now up on murder attempt

    Former TVA and Lenoir City police officer Jeremy Alexander Gambrell, accused of shooting his ex-wife Jenny Lynn Gambrell multiple times in the chest last week, is now facing stiffer charges.

    District Attorney Russell Johnson advised Roane County Sheriff’s Investigator Greg Scalf to upgrade the charges to attempted second-degree murder, according to a news release sent out last week.

    Gambrell, 41, was initially charged with aggravated assault. The decision was made to upgrade the charges after Scalf was able to interview the victim.

  • Dough for denture damage

    A man who claimed he broke a partial denture eating a crouton at Pizza Hut in Harriman won a judgment against the restaurant on Friday.

    Roane County General Sessions Court Judge Jeff Wicks awarded Everett Chatman $2,400, interest and court costs.

    “We tried to work it out with their insurance company, but they never wanted to talk,” Rockwood attorney Mark Foster said Friday. “So we went ahead and filed.”

    Foster represented Chatman in the case.